Celebrity wedding planner to help add romance to CTO’s Caribbean Week in New York

NEW YORK – Caribbean romance gets celebrity status during one of the most sensational events being organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as part of Caribbean Week in New York.

The celebrity wedding planner and television personality, Samantha Goldberg, will lend star power to the Romance Pavilion at the One Caribbean Vacation Mart on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan.

Ms. Goldberg, the host of the television hit series “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?” which airs in the US on the Style Network, and in over 180 countries, will share wedding and honeymooning tips with engaged couples.

The Romance Pavilion is being organized to make it easy for engaged couples or those seeking romance in the warmth and hospitality of the Caribbean, to select or design their perfect Caribbean wedding or honeymoon. It is coordinated by Jacqueline Johnson, the president and chief executive officer of the award winning website, – voted by the prestigious Shanghai Travelers Club as the best wedding agency in the world. She is working in collaboration with the CTO’s New York office in the promotion of the Caribbean tourism romance industry in the lucrative North American wedding & honeymoon markets.

“Today’s consumers are empowered, travel savvy and know more about their travel options than ever before. Bringing the best of the Caribbean to them is just one of the ways to help them make informed choices about one of the most important events in their lives,” said Ms. Johnson.

Engaged couples visiting the Romance Pavilion will get an opportunity to win several prizes, the grandest of which is a honeymoon getaway to the Islands of the Bahamas, the Pavilion’s title sponsors. In addition to meeting Ms. Goldberg, visitors to the Pavilion will also meet Brenda O’Neale of With This Ring Destination Wedding travel agency and Joyce Gill-Pannone of and

The Romance Pavilion, which is supported by Islands of The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico. St. Kitts and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will take place on Wednesday 5 June from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the New Yorker Hotel on 8th Avenue (34th Street) in Manhattan during the OneCaribbean Vacation Mart and Auction.

The Vacation Mart is a One Day Bonanza at which Caribbean vacations will be available at special prices. Professional retail travel agents will close the sales in an environment that evokes the colours and energy of the Caribbean.

This event will get a further lift by the presence of the Caribbean Week official spokesman, Tamara Tunie of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and As the World Turns fame.

Caribbean Week in New York runs from 1-8 June with a series of consumer and travel related events. For a list of events and information on how to participate, please visit or call the CTO’s New York office at (212) 635-9530.

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